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Health Finance and Policy

NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 01, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on February 1, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Representative Huot moved that the minutes of January 27, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chad Hope, Deputy Director, Purchasing and Service Delivery, Minnesota Department of Human Services, presented an overview of pharmacy benefits in public health care programs.

HF8 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF8 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

Testifying:

1. Matt Anderson, Assistant Commissioner, Health Care Administration/State Medicaid Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services
2. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
3. Peter Fjelstad, PhRMA
4. Sarah Derr, Executive Director, Minnesota Pharmacists Association

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF8 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.
Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

On a vote of 11 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:28 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant









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02:51 - An overview of pharmaceutical issues.
33:25 - HF8 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.


Pharmacy benefits in public health care programs

HF8 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.

Agenda items may be added.

Members of the public interested in testifying should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 1 pm on Sunday, January 31st. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. For other questions, please contact Patrick McQuillan (patrick.mcquillan@house.mn).

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.